Hi All, We did our GV investment through Bison Bank as many of you did. We were pre-approved thru SEF in March 2021 and have still not had biometrics appts (canceled one set in Sept 2021 because of COVID and flight cancelations–sure do regret that!). Anyway, we are now applying for D7 since we are moving to PT this summer. I have two questions about Bison that relate to this process:
We are in the midst of our second compliance review for opening a regular joint bank account (first time we ultimately got rejected, this was thru Bordr). This time we are going through a lawyer and we got one set of questions regarding our GV application and the Bison account, so we can only assume this is what is triggering the compliance review. This is with MillenniumBCP Has anyone else had issues opening a regular checking account while also holding an account with Bison?
This may be a long shot since it’s specific to D7, but has anyone applied for D7 and used the Bison account to satisfy the Portuguese bank account requirement? We are getting mixed feedback on whether that will suffice, although it is physically based in PT and has a PT IBAN.
I plan to do the same. I have a Bison bank account for investment and will need a retail bank account for personal/daily transaction in Portugal. Would you mind when did you open Millenium bank account? And did you contact them before walk-in.
Similar story our my side (I have a Bison bank account for investment), except that we did everything remotely (from the US) with NovoBanco for some personal bank accounts. The first account we created/opened (for my wife) was a pain and took us a while (2 months during Xmas time). The second account only took 2 weeks since we knew the process and the document needed.